LoJack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen Toyota Celica

  • September 8, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2001 Toyota Celica reported to the New York Police Department 83 precinct her Toyota Celica was stolen from where she had it parked near her house.

The owner of the Toyota parked her vehicle where she normally parks by her house, when she went to get it the next day she found it missing. She immediately called the NYPD of the 83 precinct, Ridgewood, NY. When the Police arrived they took a written report for her Toyota. The 83 precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and Federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed on the vehicle. A short while later Police Officers from the NYPD 90 precinct picked up the silent signal from the LoJack® System installed on the Toyota on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They followed the directional and audible cues from the PTC. This was in the confines of the 90 precinct, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY. They tracked the signal into a residential area of the 90 precinct. Tracking the signal, it led them to a residential street where they found the Toyota involved in an accident on the street. Apparently the thieves in their haste to escape the Police did some reckless driving which caused them to have an accident. They then fled the scene on foot.

The Toyota was recovered with minor damage to the hood and front bumper as a result of the accident. Other than that it was in good condition. The owner who was notified of the recovery and accident but she was still grateful for the Toyota being recovered, as that is her means of transportation to and from location, where she does photography work. She stated that she was happy that she had the LoJack device installed on her Toyota when she bought the vehicle, saying it was well worth the investment. Because if it wasn’t for LoJack, her Toyota may never had been recovered at all.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2001 Toyota Celica in September 2007 by Alexandria Toyota in Alexandria, Virginia.